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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2097
Phone Number: 727-391-6211
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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Wonderful thing they are doing!

We stumbled across this place. My sister loves pelicans so we swung on in. It is free to walk through. Seeing that they are rehabilitating birds and also taking care of some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
De Soto, Missouri
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De Soto, Missouri
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this place. My sister loves pelicans so we swung on in. It is free to walk through. Seeing that they are rehabilitating birds and also taking care of some birds that would have died if they hadn't taken them in was really cool. Also seeing some of the different types of birds up close was nice too.... More 

1 Thank l0ve_t0_travel_1974
Aurora, Canada
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a unique and wonderful experience! We were able to walk around and see various bird species. An adorable pelican greeted us and we took some cute pictures. I made a donation and bought a few items from the gift shop. We will be back!!!

1 Thank Brenda J
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen injured birds on the Florida beaches and I've seen them then cared for here, and that makes me so happy. I appreciate so much what this place does. It is a well occupied bird sanctuary so there is going to be dirt and cages and poop and swooping birds, but you can still comfortably walk around and enjoy... More 

2 Thank MDlysko
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sanctuary was very unkept. It was very dirty and some of the birds that were caged because they were too dangerous were roaming and chasing people.

Thank Brayden Y
Indian Shores, Florida
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158 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There has been a lot of negative publicity about the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary warehouse and its owner. Today my bride and I paid a visit to the actual sanctuary and found ourselves very impressed with the creatures, the staff and the facility. The residents seemed to be well cared for, quite possibly better than the flamingos we saw at St.... More 

2 Thank Jon R
Dayton, Ohio
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a seacoast bird sanctuary that is accessible from Gulf Blvd or from the beach. They are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm - admission is by donations. Feeding is at 2:30pm and is great fun to watch

2 Thank mom4g1b
Cleveland, GA
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about this place and walked about a mile from our condo just past the pier to the sanctuary. It's great to know the history of this place and great to know how they are helping the animals. They also have a gift shop!

2 Thank reddytravel
Pickering, Canada
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SSS is a free attraction that is always interesting to visit. The sanctuary does good work for the birds e.g., when we were there once a large pelican was brought in with a hook embedded in its wing. Volunteers help out and a visit is a good way to see Floridian wildlife up close. The sanctuary is just off the... More 

2 Thank John H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the sanctuary several times and it never gets old. Lots of neat birds to see and learn about. This is right on the beach and it's free, although donations help keep them open and able to help birds and educate people.

2 Thank ivan h
Chesterfield, Michigan
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82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free to visit. They accept donations but not pushy. They have many birds that are injured and healing. Kids love this place. It also attracts many other birds.

2 Thank PhoenisSunDog

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